Ultra Monthly Podcast: Episode 11 – Christmas Special


It’s an Ultraverse Christmas miracle! Marc and Jeff celebrate the Christmas season with a review of Sludge Red X-Mas, talk Christmas wish-lists, and a new Malibu Comics sourced movie headed to theaters! Jump on now to the conversation at ultramonthlypodcast@gmail.com. 

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Ultra Monthly Podcast: Episode 10 – Too Bad, Sludge


Marc, and Jeff discuss all things Ultraverse including a Sludge series review, crazy fan theories, and Night Man wins it big! Join in on the conversation at ultramonthlypodcast@gmail.com

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Episode #282


The nerds discuss and celebrate Ocarina of Time’s 20th anniversary, Jeff offers his thoughts on the passing of Stan Lee, and more!

 

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Episode #281


The nerds discuss the passing of Marvel Comics icon, Stan Lee, Rick’s farewell on The Walking Dead, the latest from the Toy Hall of Fame, and more!

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Episode #278

 

The nerds discuss Captain Marvel, Dark Phoenix, the latest from the DC cinematic universe and more! Most importantly: Get well soon, Joel!

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Episode #276


The nerds discuss Gen Con 2018 news, Venom, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and more!

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review (Spoilers)

Well fellow nerds, the last big nerd movie of 2012 is upon us. Peter Jackson and co’s return to the world of Middle-earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now out in theaters. And while it’s not the best of the series, it is still a worthy entry into the Tolkien cinematic universe.

The film opens with a prologue narrated by old Bilbo (Ian Holm reprising his role in the original trilogy). In it he recounts how the evil dragon Smaug attacked the dwarf kingdom of Erebor inside the Lonely Mountain and claimed all of its treasure as his own. As a result the dwarves who lived there are displaced, becoming homeless nomads working wherever they can to make a living. We are also introduced to the human city of Dale, which is also ravaged by Smaug’s attack as it lies just outside the gates of Erebor. Dale will come into play more in the next two films I imagine as it is not talked about again.

As Bilbo finishes his prologue we get a chance to see he and Frodo (Elijah Wood) interact. It’s kind of a superfluous scene but it acts as connective tissue to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. We are then sent back 60 years to a younger Bilbo (Martin Freeman). As he sits outside his hobbit hole smoking his pipe, Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) turns up to say hello. Their interaction is straight out of the book and wonderfully enacted by Freeman and McKellen. Gandalf leaves Bilbo flustered with his roundabout way of talking, but not before printing a strange mark on the door of his hobbit hole. Later that night as Bilbo is about to eat his dinner, dwarf after dwarf after dwarf begins to show up at his door. Before he knows it, Bilbo is hosting a meeting for 13 dwarves and a wizard. What he doesn’t know is why, but he soon finds out.

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The BDNS At Comic Con

The nerds are uniting again (not just the J Team this time) for Comic Con 2012. We will be in San Diego starting tomorrow through Sunday. Look to our Facebook and Twitter feeds for our all updates and pictures. Someone will be kicked out of something. James and Jon will be in a Q&A. Jeff will upset someone verbally so bad they cry. And I will try the worst pick-up lines ever on any Lara Croft or Poison (as long as she’s not actually a tranny) cosplayer. Make sure to stay in touch with us though and let us know what you want to see or hear first hand about! It’s about to get weird at the con.

Diary of a Nerdette: How To Turn Yourself Into A Superhero..Or Just Look Like One

Alrighty nerds. As we all know, we all spend a little too much time in front of screens and read too many comic books longing for the day when we too, can be as kickass as our favorite superheroes. Well, I am hear to tell you how my nerdiness has helped whip me into shape. By no means am I ready to run a marathon, but I feel fairly confident that if I ever had to run for my life, I might just survive. Ok,

I would run 5 marathons just to frak him

probably not.

Here are some people that I aspire to be as kick ass as. Create your own list!

1. Kara Thrace aka Starbuck

Like Kara, I have taken my rage/anger/sexual frustration out on my body by kicking its ass which in turn makes me feel strong enough to fuck up any toaster who looks at me the wrong way. Yes, as I am running, I picture saving Ander’s hot ass from god knows what (not that he needs saving). I also picture cylons chasing me. I swear by the lords of Kobol, it helps me run.

 

2. Katniss Everdeen

I don’t really need to explain this but like I said, I would like to be in shape just for self preservation sake. Also, it has inspired me to take an Archery class in the fall. Fuck yeah, self defense! ….well, it’s not like I can go around with my bow and arrows, but whatever.

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Friday Con Schedule

So pretty much directly after I wrote the previous article for my Thursday schedule Comic Con released the Friday schedule and therefore the planning had to begin. For my final day at The Con (have to leave Friday night because of work on Saturday, so lame) there are some great panels that are going to appear, but if I do it right here’s what will be in store for me.

Friday

Let's face it because of these women I may not make it to any panel.

Community: School Is Back In Session – 10:00-11:00

With most of the actors there this panel is sure to at least be entertaining. The new writers are rumored to be there, but not confirmed so the Q&A about Community’s 4th season may be a little lackluster. There’s been a lot of changes to the making of this show and it’s going to be interesting to see if they even address it. I’m going to probably have to cut out a bit early of this one to catch…

Adult Swim: The Venture Bros – 11:00-12:00

I’m mostly hoping for some give outs here because I’ll take Venture merch anyday. Love the show and with the voice of Dr. Venture and the show’s two creators it could be worth it. If I have to bail on a panel today though it’ll probably be this one.

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